Using Amazon for the first time

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Darran, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Darran macrumors member

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    I have purchased 2 PHP books by Larry Ullman off Amazon for the first time. Though I made the order on the 4th of April, it is said that my expected delivery time is May 10 2008, why does it take so long? Can anyone shed some light on this?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Standard shipping to Singapore is 18-32 business days...presumably they put it on a boat. You can certainly get it faster if you're willing to pay more for upgraded shipping.
     
  3. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I see you are located in Singapore. Which Amazon site did you order from?

    The long delivery estimates could be any number of factors including stock, shipping times and if you're taking overseas shipment then customs considerations.

    What did you choose for a shipping option?
     
  4. Darran thread starter macrumors member

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    I ordered from amazon.com.
    I chose the standard shipping option.

    Using the priority courier shipping rates is absolutely madness, it is the same price as one of the books I am buying. Amazon listed that there is stock availability for the book. I guess the only thing I can do is wait patiently for it to arrive, though it is a long shot away.
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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  6. Saliwa macrumors member

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    Amazon books delivery has ranged for me from 3 days to 3 weeks.
     
  7. Darran thread starter macrumors member

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    And where do you stay? And also which delivery option did you select?
     
  8. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a

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    I have Amazon Prime and get two day shipping free on everything. I buy a ton of stuff there so it works out. Everything usually arrives on time, unless it's out of stock. I've been very happy with the service from Amazon. :D

    Of course, I don't live in Singapore. Maybe I should take a vacation there and order something while I'm away, :confused: yeah, that's the ticket...... :cool:
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    IF you elect to take advantage of the free super shipping on orders of $25
    or more, it can take 7-10 business days. It is free and you already don't
    pay sales tax.

    Simply pay a few bucks when electing shipping if your in a hurry.

    Amazon is a great place imo.
     

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